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Press: Elizabeth Olsen Needs ‘Other Characters in My Life’ Than Just Scarlet Witch: ‘There’s No Longevity in Just One Character’

VARIETY – Elizabeth Olsen told The Times of London in a recently published interview (conducted pre-strike) that she is aggressively seeking a “variation” of characters after working for four years solely in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Olsen filmed “WandaVision” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” back to back, which was perhaps too much time dedicated to only playing Scarlet Witch. That’s a large reason Olsen was drawn to playing alleged axe murderer Candy Montgomery in Max’s “Love and Death.”

“I’m trying to figure out… Because, specifically in the last four years, my output has been Marvel,” Olsen said. “I don’t want… it’s not that I don’t want to be associated as just this character. But I really feel like I need to be building other parts back up for balance. I so much want to do films right now. And I hope some of them come together in the way I feel like they can. But yeah, that’s something that I need. I just need other characters in my life. There’s no longevity in one character.”

For Olsen, both COVID and “Marvel obligations” threw a wrench into the variety of roles she started to love playing around 2017.

“’Wind River’ and ‘Ingrid Goes West’ were films that I was very proud to have selected and they were so different and you can’t compare them,” Olsen said. “So I just want more of that in my life just because I get satisfaction from the variation.”

During a conversation with “The White Lotus” star Meghann Fahy as part of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series in June, Olsen got honest about not missing her Scarlet Witch days.

“Do you miss doing Wanda?” Fahy asked.

“No, I don’t,” Olsen responded. “I think it’s been almost 10 years of playing her. And I’ve loved it. And I think the reason why I am not calling Kevin Feige every day with ideas is because I’m really proud of what we were able to do. I think ‘WandaVision’ was a really surprising opportunity.”

Olsen added, “If someone were to tell me that I’m fired from Marvel movies, I will feel proud of what we made. And I really am just trying to figure out how to load up other films and characters so it becomes less about the Marvel of it all.”

Olsen currently has no idea when or if she will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, a character she’s been playing since 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Wanda was last seen in 2022’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” where she was crushed under a collapsing building after she sacrificed herself to destroy the Darkhold, the evil book of sorcery that had corrupted her and turned her into a villain.

September 06 2023
Casting: First Look: Elizabeth Olsen, Natasha Lyonne & Carrie Coon in ‘c’ Premiering at TIFF23

MAXBLIZZ The first look at Elizabeth Olsen, Natasha Lyonne, and Carrie Coon in ‘His Three Daughters‘ has been revealed. The film will premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF23), which takes place from September 7th to September 17th, 2023.

First Look: Elizabeth Olsen, Natasha Lyonne & Carrie Coon in ‘His Three Daughters’
‘His Three Daughters’ First Look (A film still from His Three Daughters, directed by Azazel Jacobs. Three women are sitting on a couch. Elizabeth Olsen is in the middle, with Natasha Lyonne resting her head on Olsen’s lap and Carrie Coon resting her head on Olsen’s shoulder.)

The film is directed by Azazel Jacobs, and the plot follows “A tense, captivating, and touching portrait of family dynamics starring Carrie Coon, Elizabeth Olsen, and Natasha Lyonne as sisters who converge after their father’s health declines.”
Source: TIFF

July 26 2023
Casting: “The Assessment” Cast: Elizabeth Olsen & Alicia Vikander to Lead Sci-Fi Drama Movie

COMING SOON According to Screen Daily, Emmy nominee Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander have signed on to lead The Assessment cast for the upcoming sci-fi drama film. Olsen and Vikander will reportedly portray a couple living in a dystopian future where the world has been destroyed by climate change. In addition, Pitch Perfect alum Anna Kendrick is also rumored to be in talks to join the project, which is expected to begin filming this summer in Cologne, Germany.

Olsen gained worldwide recognition for her role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For her performance in Disney+’s WandaVision series, she earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for best actress in a miniseries. She has been recently receiving critical acclaim for her leading role in Max’s true crime limited drama Love & Death, in which she played axe murderer Candy Montgomery.

As for Vikander, The Danish Girl actress’ most recent project was the HBO miniseries Irma Vep, which is an adaptation of Olivier Assayas’ 1996 French movie of the same name. Before starring in The Assessment, she will next be seen in the historical drama Firebrand, in which she’ll play King Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr.
What to Expect in The Assessment?

The Assessment will be directed by French filmmaker Fleur Fortuné in his directorial feature debut. The screenplay is written by Nell Garfath-Cox, Dave Thomas and John Donnelly. The project has received a funding of 1 million euros from the Cologne regional film fund Filmstiftung NRW. The film is a production by Number 9 Films and Filmproduktion.

“Set in a world destroyed by climate change,” reads the synopsis. “Part of society has created a parallel world for itself. Life is controlled and optimized, and the desire to have children is also not left to chance. The lives of a successful young couple are therefore put under close scrutiny by a female assessor over the course of seven days.”

July 26 2023
Press: Emmys Snubs and Surprises: Harrison Ford and Elizabeth Olsen Shut Out, ‘Jury Duty’ and ‘Daisy Jones’ Land Big Noms

Emmys Snubs and Surprises: Harrison Ford and Elizabeth Olsen Shut Out, ‘Jury Duty’ and ‘Daisy Jones’ Land Big Noms

VARIETY On one level, the biggest snub for this year’s Emmy nominations is that the looming actors strike has robbed this day of its usual joy. The writers strike, in effect since early May, has already severely curtailed celebrating the best and brightest of the 2022-23 TV season. And now, with SAG-AFTRA almost certainly joining the WGA on the picket line in a matter of hours, there’s an air of doom over what should be a happy event.

On another, less existential level, what does Harrison Ford have to do to get an Emmy nomination?! The Emmys’ diamond anniversary brought widely expected nominations for previous Emmy favorites like “Succession,” “The White Lotus,” “Abbott Elementary” and “Ted Lasso.” A new shift in rules that capped the number of names voters could submit per category was expected to keep those shows from total domination of the acting categories — but they all still managed to overwhelm the supporting and guest actor categories, along with newly crowned Emmy favorite, “The Last of Us.”

Still, there were some welcome surprise nominations, especially for under-the-radar gems like “Jury Duty,” “Bad Sisters,” and, uh, “The Diplomat.” But even in the waning days of peak TV, there were still several shows and performances that were shockingly passed over for recognition: Elizabeth Olsen hacked up her friend in that laundry room in “Love & Death” and she gets nothing?!

Here is Variety’s assessment of the biggest surprises among the nominees for the 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
“1923” and ”Yellowstone” miss major nods — including for Harrison Ford!

During last year’s Emmy nominations, one of the day’s headlines was that “Yellowstone” and “1883,” Taylor Sheridan’s popular Westerns about the Dutton family, were almost entirely shut out. This year, “Yellowstone” is in a precarious place: It’s been announced that Season 5 will be its last — because star Kevin Costner wants out — but it’s unclear when Part 2 of that season will even be filmed. But Paramount+ drama series prequel “1923” was star-studded, with Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford leading the way on the show, which was quickly renewed for a second season. Yet, even with the continued popularity of the (albeit troubled) “Yellowstone” mothership, and the major stars of “1923,” Academy voters continue to shun Sheridan’s “Yellowstone”-a-verse (not what it’s called — until today!) It’s also worth noting that Ford was also not nominated in comedy supporting actor for “Shrinking,” where he was thought to be an early favorite to win.

Limited series goes bananas: “Love & Death” and “Black Bird” miss, while “Fleishman Is in Trouble,” “Daisy Jones & the Six” and … “Obi-Wan Kenobi” make it in

A powerhouse category over the last few years, limited series this year was a far more fluid beast, which is likely why there were some major upsets this year. HBO’s “Love & Death” — the second limited series about the real-life axe murderer Candy Montgomery, following 2022’s “Candy” with Jessica Biel — suffered the most, with only a single nomination, for Jesse Plemons for supporting actor. Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser both earned acting nods for Apple TV+’s prison drama “Black Bird,” but the show missed for series.

On the flip side, Amazon Prime Video’s folk rock series “Daisy Jones & the Six” was a major nominee with nine nominations, including for limited series and lead actress for Riley Keough. FX’s “Fleishman Is in Trouble” also cleaned up with seven nods, including for limited series, lead actress (Lizzy Caplan) and supporting actress (Claire Danes)

But the biggest shock was the inclusion of Disney+’s “Star Wars” series “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which debuted over a year ago and was tepidly received by many fans. Along with four below-the-line nominations, the show still managed to pick up a series nod, echoing the surprise nomination for “The Mandalorian” in drama series in 2020. The Force is indeed strong with this show.
Brian Cox — and Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin! — are all nominated for lead actor for “Succession”

July 26 2023
Press: How Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett’s Experiences with Anxiety Inspired Their Kids’ Book

The husband and wife authors released their second children’s book ‘Hattie Harmony: Opening Night’

PEOPLE/a> Avengers actress Elizabeth Olsen and her musician husband of three years, Robbie Arnett, are hoping to teach kids how to manage anxiety.

The couple’s new children’s book, Hattie Harmony: Opening Night (following their first best-seller Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective) offers young readers tools to use such as journaling, time-outs and self-reflection. Both books are illustrated by Marissa Valdez.

“Lizzie and I went on a walk and were brainstorming and came up with this Hattie Harmony character,” Arnett, 31, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “We both wanted a Hattie when we were younger.”

As for their own personal experiences with anxiety, Olsen, 34, says hers first surfaced in her early 20s. “I had panic attacks when I was 22, and I absolutely thought something was medically wrong with me,” she explains. “They’re pretty terrifying when they happen. I learned games to play in order to keep myself present and not spin. I’ve also done yoga since I was 17. Luckily I felt like I had tools.”

Arnett admits he grew up “a very anxious kid, and my family moved around a lot,” he says. “I never really felt rooted anywhere, and I had all sorts of fears. It’s been helpful developing Hattie and really sitting with it and thinking about the kid in me.”

Working together has come easy for the pair. “It’s so funny because I had this instinct where I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t know, how are we going to do this?’ But honestly, our whole relationship is built on communication,” Olsen says. “Obviously you’d hope that most relationships are, but it’s very easy and enjoyable for us to problem solve.”
hattie harmony book

Arnett “is a very imaginative and creative person,” the actress continues. “And I obviously have a creative career, but I really love type A puzzle piece solving. So while he comes up with lots of ideas, I tend to be the one to figure out how do we structure format. How do we turn this into language that we can learn from a child’s behavioral psychologist? How can we use that language and still make it fun? That’s kind of how we balance.”

“Every writer needs a good editor,” adds Arnett. “I feel like that has been the yin and yang of our journey.”

Hattie Harmony: Opening Night is on bookshelves now.



Elizabeth Olsen Is ‘Grateful’ for Husband Robbie Arnett’s Humor: ‘Makes Me Laugh Every Day’ (Exclusive)

The husband and wife authors released their second children’s book ‘Hattie Harmony: Opening Night’

PEOPLE/a> Unlike some couples, Avengers actress Elizabeth Olsen and her musician husband Robbie Arnett don’t shy away from working together.

Their new children’s book, Hattie Harmony: Opening Night (following their first best-seller Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective) offers young readers tools to manage anxiety such as journaling, time-outs and self-reflection. Both books are illustrated by Marissa Valdez.

“It’s so funny because I had this instinct where I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t know, how are we going to do this?’ But honestly, our whole relationship is built on communication,” Olsen, 34, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “Obviously you’d hope that most relationships are, but it’s very easy and enjoyable for us to problem solve.”

When they aren’t working, a perfect day off for the couple entails the simple things. “Coffee, walking in the garden, journaling and then gardening,” says Olsen. “And going to the grocery store and figuring out what to make for an early dinner. Reading in the afternoon, making a cocktail and cooking. That’s my favorite, favorite day.”
How Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett’s Experiences with Anxiety Inspired Their Kids’ Book (Exclusive)

For Arnett, 31, it’s “coffee, and then I’ll go write. And then hopefully we’ll watch a really great movie,” he says. “And then [go to] bed early and do it again. Real exciting stuff.”

Married for three years, the two have found a rhythm in their life. “We can talk about anything, and it’s very, very comforting to kind of tackle anything together,” says Arnett.

Olsen insists she’s “most grateful for his humor. He makes me laugh every day, easily before noon.”

“Yeah, that was my goal setting out, to figure out how to make her laugh once a day,” adds Arnett. “And I haven’t had to do it intentionally. I can’t tell if that’s a bad thing or a good thing.”

Hattie Harmony: Opening Night is on bookshelves now.

July 26 2023
Interview: Elizabeth Olsen and Meghann Fahy Break Down ‘White Lotus’ Shockers, That Daphne-Ethan Scene and Not Letting Candy Montgomery Off the Hook

VARIETY Elizabeth Olsen and Meghann Fahy deliver two of the most nuanced performances of the Emmy season, both playing complicated women who are wives and mothers. In “Love & Death,” Olsen’s Candy Montgomery is based on a real housewife in late-1970s Texas, who out of boredom instigates an affair with Allan (Jesse Plemons), a member of her church — an illicit assignation that eventually leads to Candy being on trial for murdering Allan’s wife, Betty (Lily Rabe).

In a very different setting, Season 2 of Mike White’s “The White Lotus,” Fahy plays Daphne, a character on a luxury Sicilian vacation with her husband, Cameron (Theo James), and another couple: Ethan (Will Sharpe) and Harper (Aubrey Plaza). As the tension among the four escalates, it’s both sexual and violent — and oddsmakers were entirely wrong about the identity of the dead body in the season-premiere flashback.

ELIZABETH OLSEN: I’m such a huge fan of “White Lotus.” Did you guys have all of the episodes before you started?

MEGHANN FAHY: Yeah, after I got cast, they sent all seven scripts in one go.

OLSEN: Did you have a rehearsal process? Because you kept the secret, or the illusion, between you and your husband. When we learn of the unspoken rules in your relationship, there’s no hint of it when we first meet you guys. I was curious if that was clear from the script.

FAHY: We had a conversation when we got to Italy, Theo and I and Mike White. The key, I think, to that whole relationship is that the love and affection and joy that you see Cameron and Daphne experiencing is genuine.

OLSEN: It felt that way.

FAHY: Once I knew that that was true, I didn’t have to think about it again.
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July 26 2023
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July 24 2023
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July 24 2023
Gallery: “Love & Death” Update

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July 24 2023
Press: Murder? Self-defense? Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons walk a fine line in ‘Love & Death’

LA Times In 1980, Texas housewife Candy Montgomery was accused of murdering her friend Betty Gore with an ax — an astounding 41 cuts were found on Gore’s body. The crime and surrounding events, including a public trial that saw Montgomery being found not guilty after pleading self-defense — saying Gore had attacked her after learning of her husband’s affair with her friend — is the sort of stranger-than-fiction tale Hollywood loves. In fact, just a year after these events played out in Hulu’s “Candy,” Max presented the story in “Love & Death.”

That limited series, written by David E. Kelley and based largely on the 1984 book “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs,” examines the before-and-after, including the love affair between Montgomery and Gore’s husband, Allan. With the characters Candy and Allan requiring much nuance, Kelley and executive producer and director Lesli Linka Glatter, who helmed five of the seven “Love & Death” episodes, knew immediately whom to cast.

“The first choice was Elizabeth Olsen,” Glatter says in an April video call. “She goes deep, and her eyes let you into her psyche. She had a huge amount of empathy for Candy and got inside her skin. Jesse Plemons was also our first choice for Allan. Jesse is an extraordinary actor, and subtle and complicated, so I felt like we hit pay dirt.”

Olsen and Plemons both say they, in turn, were attracted to the project based on the scripts and the involvement of the writer and director. For Olsen in particular, Candy represented the type of character she’d not had the opportunity to play in a world she hadn’t previously experienced. To prepare, the actors had the book, a series of articles from Texas Monthly and court transcripts, as well as some photographs, but ultimately this wasn’t about mimicking real people.

“In the early phases, you’re just exploring the character in the story,” Plemons says. “You’re trying to gather as much information as possible, because you never know if something, even tiny little snippets out of a book, could unlock something in your mind. Then there’s a certain amount of trusting that you’ve unlocked who they are at their core, reminding yourself that you’re not making a documentary about these people, you want to be truthful and honest and respectful to who you believe they were.”

An important aspect of finding Candy on-screen was her accent and her pulled-together appearance. Although the real Montgomery had a tightly curled perm, Glatter felt that would be distracting for the viewer. Instead, Candy’s look is based on what was current and on trend at the time. Her voice reflects someone who lives in Texas but isn’t originally from there.

“We don’t have recordings of their voices, so making that choice, to me, was such a huge character moment,” Olsen says. “You all of a sudden start to feel it in your body — how these people speak and how they choose to present themselves to the world and how they use their voice to get through or hide or whatever they need to do. To me, she seemed like someone who would use her femininity to either be sweet or to try and get people to fall in love with her.”
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June 15 2023